Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1941352941 4.2 stars from 5 (677)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6627 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees (with GPS)
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6627 yards 71.7 127
Blue 72 6323 yards 70.3 125
White 72 6023 yards 68.9 122
Red (W) 72 5262 yards 70.2 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 677 Reviews
5 stars:
268
4 stars:
298
3 stars:
74
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

595 out of 676 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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veterduet's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Whyknot27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tremendous Layout and challenge for all levels."


Kchepy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro shop staff were excellent. Friendly starter, with a big smile and a hand shake. The Valley course was in great shape. Too many ball marks because the golfers are too lazy to bend over and fix there mess, the same for the sand traps. How can you play a great course and not take care of it ??

I will play it over and over again. Thank you Marriott and your great staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Chriscampello's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Absolutely beautiful course. The layout is flat but that’s given since it’s in the desert. The resort itself is awesome. The staff actually reduced my rate. I booked a tee time for $101.00 and at the golf shop I grabbed a dozen pro V1x and the tee time with the dozen was only $124.00. The only negative thing I have to say is that I unknowingly went the weekend of the Coachella music festival, which was entirely my fault and not the resorts by any means. Course is beautiful, lush and fun. Book it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Go Play"


Bomberry56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Recommend this course, value, course layout and conditions exceptional


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A beautiful Course"


u000004049708's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unlike many desert courses in the area, the Marriott courses offer lots of grass, very little desert and an abundance of water....the course is well manicured and maintained...conditions were excellent and the layout was scenic....the difficulty was fair for a variety of golfers and the greens were true....I would come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Kim2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Maireadsy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Beautifully maintained course,greens challenging.Would come back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course is in great shape"


jimterry's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Found a hot deal on this resort course and really enjoyed my entire round. Course was in excellent shape, greens rolled true.

Worth trying if you are in the desert!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Valley Course"


unumizer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Played many times. The greens were awful with pins out in bare dead spots. Charging that much for greens like that is unacceptable. Won’t be back with my guys. 5 hours teeing of at 815 in the morning is also a reason.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



jnegri32's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



kow1979's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
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I see why the rate was reduced by $10 the germs were slow and had been top dressed I think all golf courses should be more transparenct and let the golfers know in advance that this maintenance work has been completed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



steve4608113's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course was in excellent shape, the holes were quite challenging , but also had a good mix of short and long holes. A nice touch was getting free apples and bananas at the start. We will definitely play the course again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u5586384's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
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Played both The Valley and Palms course at the jw Marriott property. Staff was great. Doug the starter at The Valley course was great, spoke to him a bit prior to teeing off and offered great advice as to Howe to play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful!!"


moorealaska's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Possibly the prettiest course I have ever played. The fairways were better than many greens I have played on. Beer cart came around enough but there was no bathroom available mid-course on the front 9.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



dicndot's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Expected Better........"


Mightyike's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course at a reduced rate, down at least a third from its usual price of $120. We were disappointed ! Even for the price we paid I expected more. While the course is very nice, many the greens were not in the best shape. They were quite dried out and some of the grass looked almost dead. we have paid a lot less and played on much better greens at some other courses in the area. I would think twice about playing this course again as I feel there is better value for your money elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Outstanding"


ABBA613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
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Great golf experience

Course is well maintained and is in excellent shape

Some challenging holes.

Overall a very pleasant gold outing!


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Just OK"


landrover2007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were pretty slow and had a lot of sand on them, many bunkers needed more sand in them, first 2 holes were at a good pace but then there was a backlog at hole 3 and remained slow for the remainder of the front nine. i like the layout of the course because it offers a good variety of elevation and hole design. i expected that the course would be in better condition especially since this is peak season


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



pastahhman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was an outing on the other course and there really was no stafff to assist in finding the range for the Valley course. Also no clear signage where

To even find the starter

Shame because the Valley course is then nicer of the two


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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